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Posted on: December 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 12/15/20

The County of Cape May is encouraging residents to help us avoid a Christmas Bump in covid cases and hospitalizations.  “We saw a bit of a bump after Thanksgiving that it looks like we may be coming out of,” said Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson who oversees the Cape May County Department of Health.  “But we have to be extra vigilant as a community during these upcoming holidays.  With more time at home, we will want to see more people, but we have to remember to wear our masks and keep our distance to make sure our most vulnerable citizens stay safe and our healthcare facilities don’t get overwhelmed.”

Cape May County continues its Finish Strong - Safely Together messaging campaign on television, radio, social media and print.  “The people of Cape May County have worked very hard to keep each other safe and our rate of spread slow,” said Freeholder Len Desiderio, Co-Chair of the Countywide Recovery Initiative.  “We can’t let our guard down now.  With vaccine on its way, we truly need to refocus on slowing the spread by staying in our family bubbles, wearing our masks, and protecting our seniors and other high-risk family and friends.  All of us need to recommit and Finish Strong - Safely Together.”

The County of Cape May Department of Health is announcing today that 58 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 3584 Covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 2946 of those are now off quarantine. 

Sadly, today we are announcing the passing of a 74-year-old male from Middle Township, “My heart goes out to the friends and family during this time of sorrow,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton.

12.15.20 covid graphs

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